Florebo quocumque ferar
The phrase is the motto of Réunion island, a French overseas department and an outermost region of the European Union in the South East Indian Ocean. It is also on the blazon created by the former governor Emile Merwart during the colonial exhibition held in Petite-Île in 1925.
Florebo quocumque ferar is also the motto of the Vergriete family (the "House of Griete"), a middle-class family of Flemish nobles attached to the seigneury of Cassel. The family name, from the Dutch word for daisy, has been associated with this motto since the 16th century.
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